Supergrass are the best pop band on the planet

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Worthy successors to the Beatles and the Stones.

Supergrass are fucking brilliant, but they don't cut it in a stadium environment - odd that.

They are still are million times cooler than any other band out there.

Innit?

Chris Sallis, Sunday, 14 July 2002 00:00 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

better than harper lee?

keith, Sunday, 14 July 2002 00:00 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Isn't that the author of "To Kill a Mockingbird"?

Manny Parsons, Sunday, 14 July 2002 00:00 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

So what happens if you don't particularly like the Beatles or the Stones?

They've got a few great songs but they far too often err on the side of the throwaway.

electric sound of jim, Sunday, 14 July 2002 00:00 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

is anyone else out there looking forward to the new Harper Lee album?

Baxter Wingnut, Monday, 15 July 2002 00:00 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I dunno about "looking forward" but I'll probably buy it when it comes out. They're good but they're not the most exciting Matinee band, for me anyway.

electric sound of jim, Monday, 15 July 2002 00:00 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i like them. i only ever bought 'i should coco' but there have been plenty of good songs since then... should i see them this weekend in a biggish hall?

minna, Monday, 15 July 2002 00:00 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

god the 2nd album is the dog's man. ace it is. never ever got tired of it in all these years. track after track of'rubber soul' standard stuff 1st album is just a laugh and a piss take by comparison, the last one was a bit half-arsed and they said as much in interviews. 'moving' was cool though. can't wait 2 hear the next one on the basis of the single.

oh and what a live band !

piscesboy, Monday, 15 July 2002 00:00 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Ugh no. Shit-pop britpop relics and ugly to boot! Couple of niceish songs on that first album but everything since then has just sounded like archetypal guitarpop dirge. Why the fuck are these still loved when they're seriously no better than Sleeper?

Ian, Monday, 15 July 2002 00:00 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"Beatles and the Stones" was such a good song, Supergrass will never equal it. Seriously, they were in the britpop crowd, but you have to admit supergrass doesn't sound much like the typical bp band. Personally i think they're okay but their songs don;t tend to stick with me.

g, Monday, 15 July 2002 00:00 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"cheapskate" is definitely one of the best pop songs out there. but i don't know if they're quite a milion times cooler than anything really.

dyson, Monday, 15 July 2002 00:00 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I saw them do an acoustic thing at Amoeba Records maybe a year ago, and it confirmed what I suspected: the singer is pretty cute. I know nobody else thinks this. Their records are ok; first one's the best.

Sean, Monday, 15 July 2002 00:00 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Certainly not the best pop band, but a great one. I've never understood the hate for their latest album tho - to my ears, a fantastic pop record and just as good as the first two, if not better.

Vinnie, Monday, 15 July 2002 00:00 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

track after track of'rubber soul' standard stuff

This might be the problem.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 15 July 2002 00:00 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

two years pass...
like a million other bands, they have about 5 great songs, the rest are somewhat unmemorable.

dickvandyke (dickvandyke), Thursday, 26 August 2004 10:42 (twelve years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6972548.stm

Herman G. Neuname, Friday, 31 August 2007 15:39 (nine years ago) Permalink

The bass player and vocalist sleepwalked out of a first floor window of the villa where he was staying in the South of France.

Quinn was rushed to a specialist spinal unit in Toulouse where surgeons operated to repair two broken vertebrae as well as a smashed heel.

Wow, what the fuck?

Pashmina, Friday, 31 August 2007 15:46 (nine years ago) Permalink

Indeed.

Herman G. Neuname, Friday, 31 August 2007 15:46 (nine years ago) Permalink

i knew there must have been a topical reason that this thread was revived, but i wasn't expecting...that

Charlie Howard, Friday, 31 August 2007 16:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

Supergrass are the best pop band to sleepwalk out a window.

Bob Standard, Friday, 31 August 2007 16:44 (nine years ago) Permalink

Sucks. I thought Gaz was the singer, but I guess they meant "backing vocalist" then.

Geir Hongro, Friday, 31 August 2007 22:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

Wow, i mean WOW.

hope everything is OK with him and speedy recovery.

Bee OK, Saturday, 1 September 2007 05:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

It sounds like he's going to be okay. I sure do love me some Supergrass... godspeed!

Davey D, Saturday, 1 September 2007 08:53 (nine years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

i just finished the pearl lowe biography - she's the partner of the drummer. never was a big supergrass fan tbh, now... well, i just know too much about the primrose set. christ...

Nathalie (stevienixed), Friday, 21 November 2008 13:16 (eight years ago) Permalink

Do tell.

Ismael Klata, Friday, 21 November 2008 13:20 (eight years ago) Permalink

well, if you wanna know all about a menswear supporting powder bandmember hovering coke and smoking crack while neglecting her kids she had with the drummer and also gavin rossdale, do check it out. :-) i think i'd have better been off just sticking with the records. :-) (not that i wanted to know about supergrass, i wasn't so naive to think i'd find something out about said band...)

Nathalie (stevienixed), Friday, 21 November 2008 13:24 (eight years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Snakes on a Plane!

POLL closes: April 31st (in 100 years) (Noodle Vague), Monday, 12 April 2010 12:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

leave on a high right?

alpha zingdog (history mayne), Monday, 12 April 2010 12:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

oh, no, i mean "over decade after a high"

alpha zingdog (history mayne), Monday, 12 April 2010 12:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

they released a record titled "road to rouen"

rouen

alpha zingdog (history mayne), Monday, 12 April 2010 12:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

POLL closes: April 31st (in 100 years) (Noodle Vague), Monday, 12 April 2010 12:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

My immediate reaction to the news was 'what, Supergrass Is 10 was seven years ago?!', which seems a slightly odd thing to be thinking

Ismael Klata, Monday, 12 April 2010 12:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

Good work slogging through years of indifference and splitting up just as everyone else from the 90s is getting back together and making piles of cash.

Matt DC, Monday, 12 April 2010 12:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

They still tour(ed) pretty big venues and whatnot tho right? I'd've thought that they were a fairly financially sustainable band that had just long existed on a plateau where it's entirely easy to ignore them

neden magnet (DJ Mencap), Monday, 12 April 2010 13:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

I'm totally gutted about this, their last three albums were all really great. One of the most underrated bands around.

Kitchen Person, Monday, 12 April 2010 13:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

Their last album was being flogged for a pound in Fopp not too long after it was released. Maybe the albums were just not wanted from the public at all.

PaulTMA, Monday, 12 April 2010 14:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

See you all here for the reunion.

StanM, Monday, 12 April 2010 14:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

Their last album was being flogged for a pound in Fopp not too long after it was released. Maybe the albums were just not wanted from the public at all.

Yeah, I think that asking people a whole pound for it was just pushing their luck tbh.

Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Farting in Space (NickB), Monday, 12 April 2010 14:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

Despite musical differences being cited, in November 2009, drummer Danny Goffey sent a message to bassist Mick Quin via Twitter saying "No Mick. You're the problem"[23].

juggalos did 911 (stevie), Monday, 12 April 2010 14:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

The Troggs tapes that ain't.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 12 April 2010 15:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I think that asking people a whole pound for it was just pushing their luck tbh.

― Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Farting in Space (NickB), Monday, April 12, 2010 2:47 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark

I thought the last album was the best since In It For the Money. On the whole I think they were really consistent and I'll miss them.

Kitchen Person, Monday, 12 April 2010 16:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

Saw them open for Radiohead in 2003 -- boring. YouTube'd a few songs after the show, to make sure I wasn't missing anything -- boring. Haven't been bothered to check out anything else since.

I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Monday, 12 April 2010 16:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

That said, RIP?

I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Monday, 12 April 2010 16:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

they released a record titled "road to rouen"

rouen

They also released an album called Diamond Hoo Ha, which tops this in ridiculousness.

I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Monday, 12 April 2010 16:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

not the hugest of fans but supergrass >>> radiohead, tbh. am guessing gaz and danny will go on to do something together, a la hot rats?

juggalos did 911 (stevie), Monday, 12 April 2010 16:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

is that a reference to jennifer love hewitt's adventures in body art or

xpost

Big Fate (as Alvin 'Xzibit' Joiner) (history mayne), Monday, 12 April 2010 17:00 (seven years ago) Permalink

Listened to Diamond Hoo Ha in car this morning then came here and found this - makes me :( - last album best since In It for the Money upthread is spot-on --

jimmy_chop, Monday, 12 April 2010 19:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

I'm glad you agree. I played it today and enjoyed it a lot I just think they picked the wrong singles, the album really starts at Rebel With You. Ghost of a Friend is one the best songs they ever put out and Butterfly is a great album closer.

Kitchen Person, Monday, 12 April 2010 19:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

Supergrass was great live for the first three plus albums or so, not sure how good they were in the late 2000's. i kept buying their records but didn't really get into the last couple. still sad that they broke up but all good things must come to an end i guess.

Bee OK, Tuesday, 13 April 2010 04:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

am guessing gaz and danny will go on to do something together, a la hot rats?

were the hordes of Combes relations cluttering up late Grarse lineups also in Hot Rats, or was it a strict duo?

it's all abt groups, like i was saying in the jerk thread a few days ago (sic), Tuesday, 13 April 2010 05:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

were the hordes of Combes relations cluttering up late Grarse lineups also in Hot Rats, or was it a strict duo?

― it's all abt groups, like i was saying in the jerk thread a few days ago (sic), Tuesday, 13 April 2010 06:17

I used to be good mates with Rob in Uni. Whilst the band were always touted as a trio in the early days Rob was always involved with the band from a very early stage.

groovypanda, Tuesday, 13 April 2010 11:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

Anyone know why he wasn't listed as an official member until the 4th album? He's on the songwriting credits from 'Going Out' onwards.

PaulTMA, Tuesday, 13 April 2010 11:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

They never really bettered Caught By the Fuzz, but still, great band

Dr X O'Skeleton, Tuesday, 13 April 2010 11:45 (seven years ago) Permalink

'St Petersburg' is a great tune - I didn't realise they came up with it so late, I assumed I'd just missed it. Looking at their discography, it reckons they had almost no success outside the Uk, which seems a shame

Ismael Klata, Tuesday, 13 April 2010 12:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

I know Rob was in the band from Going Out, but wasn't there another little brother, or a cousin, or their granny on bongos by the end too?

it's all abt groups, like i was saying in the jerk thread a few days ago (sic), Tuesday, 13 April 2010 12:57 (seven years ago) Permalink

They were good at album openers and closers.

Bob Six, Tuesday, 13 April 2010 20:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

wow u open a thread like this and it's like a whole other world of posters i've never ever seen

― it's all abt groups, like i was saying in the jerk thread a few days ago (sic), Tuesday, April 13, 2010 <--this is my quote, do u think a link to the comment in the jerk thread woulda been more elegant or

tbrrprint (2) HD (zvookster), Tuesday, 13 April 2010 21:46 (seven years ago) Permalink

I wouldn't know, I haven't read the jerk thr

it's all abt groups, like i was saying in the jerk thread a few days ago (sic), Tuesday, 13 April 2010 23:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

thx i couldn't rest easy until the guy who knows Rob was in the band from Going Out weighed in further.

tbrrprint (2) HD (zvookster), Tuesday, 13 April 2010 23:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

peace be wit' youx

PaulTMA, Tuesday, 13 April 2010 23:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

I guess the supposed "Return to form" in 2008 was no good idea. 1999-2005 was their best period, when the slowed down somewhat and concentrated on great harmonies and a somewhat "psychedelic" style.

Bigelf do much of the same today, only more progressive. Might follow them instead.

Tied Up In Geir (Geir Hongro), Wednesday, 14 April 2010 12:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

Ismael Klata, Wednesday, 14 April 2010 12:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

1999-2005 was their best period, when the slowed down somewhat and concentrated on great harmonies and a somewhat "psychedelic" style.

never change

Big Fate (as Alvin 'Xzibit' Joiner) (history mayne), Wednesday, 14 April 2010 13:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

s0 much better after they stopped writing songs ne1 has heard

Big Fate (as Alvin 'Xzibit' Joiner) (history mayne), Wednesday, 14 April 2010 13:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

I guess the supposed "Return to form" in 2008 was no good idea. 1999-2005 was their best period, when the slowed down somewhat and concentrated on great harmonies and a somewhat "psychedelic" style.

― Tied Up In Geir (Geir Hongro), Wednesday, April 14, 2010 12:44 PM (13 minutes ago) Bookmark

I really don't agree with that. They always had great harmonies and a psychedelic style right from the beginning, listen to Sofa off the debut. I was a big fan of their later albums but the first two albums are complete classics. The third album was a disappointment for me at the time, especially when Moving was such a great single. There's a few good songs on there but they sounded a bit tired. Life On Other Planets was a lot better but I think Diamond Hoo Ha was a genuine return to form, great songwriting and full of the energy that made them so appealing in the first place.

Caught By the Fuzz may remain their finest moment but they had plenty of others.

They had a new album ready to go, I really hope it still gets released.

Kitchen Person, Wednesday, 14 April 2010 13:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

I guess I was the only one disappointed by "in it for the money", the third seemed like a return but then again I only played it 1nce.

Mark G, Wednesday, 14 April 2010 13:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

didn't read the thread, don't care, but these dudes kinda made my life as a 14-18 yo

all the pretty HOOSes (gbx), Sunday, 19 June 2011 02:29 (five years ago) Permalink

five years pass...

WHEN THE SUN GOES DOWN
I JUST CAN'T RESIST...

...BITE ME!

...so music and chicken have become intertwined (Turrican), Thursday, 13 April 2017 21:24 (one week ago) Permalink


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